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Saturday
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Library Genealogy Group

Note Date Change to Tuesday, February 26 at 1:00 pm. This “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research.

Minecraft Miner Day

Sunday, February 24. 1pm to 2pm for Beginners, then all levels from 2pm to 4pm. Drop In!

Minecraft Parents Info Night

Come to the library for an informative session on Minecraft targeted to parents of 3rd through 5th graders.

Staycation Dungeons and Dragons

February 21 11:30am to 12:30pm Ages 7-11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Ages 12 and up. Join Sarah for this popular adventure game.

Teen Zine Workshop

February 20 at 6:00pm for Grades 6-8. Join artist Nina Sophia Swart and create your own Zine.

Tracking Animals with the Land Trust

February 20 from 10:30am to Noon. Explore animal tracks with Hannah Chamberlain from the Scarborough Land Trust.

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Yesterday

  1. Parent/Child Workshop
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, February 19th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • This play-based event replaces our regular Tuesday story times and offers "exploration stations" featuring developmental toys that help children build skills in dexterity, creativity, and sharing. No registration required...just drop in!

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  2. Family Rag Doll Workshop
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, February 19th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Join Karen Richards Toothaker as she shares her picture book The Rag Doll Gift - then make your own rag doll to take home! Appropriate for families with children ages 5 and up. Registration required.

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  3. French Conversation Group
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Tuesday, February 19th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Every Third Tuesday of the Month: French Conversation Group
      6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Conference Room

      Our new French Conversation Group will give intermediate to advanced French speakers the chance to do just that, although beginners are welcome to come and absorb as much as they can!

      Learn More

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Today

  1. Animal Tracks Ages 5-10
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Wednesday, February 20th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • For Ages 5-10. Scarborough Land Trust Stewardship Director, Hannah Chamberlain, will present a story time about animals in winter, followed by a “Make Your Own Animal Tracks Field Guide” activity. After the program, kiddos will be invited to join Hannah for a walk around the Library grounds to find real critter tracks! To register, call 883-4723 opt. 3 or email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org.

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  2. Teen Zine Workshop wtih Nina Sophia Swart
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, February 20th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Grades 6 - 8. Join artist Nina Sophia Swart to create your own zine on anything you are passionate about and want to share. Think Snapchat and Instagram in paper format! Supplies provided by the Library. Registration required.

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Tomorrow

  1. Thursday Family Story Time
  2. Dungeons & Dragons, ages 7 - 11
    • Start time: 11:30am
    • End date: Thursday, February 21st
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Ages 7 - 11. Join fellow adventurers to explore magical worlds, take on challenges, and become heroes. Sarah will be running short games to give new or experienced players a taste of the game. Registration required.

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  3. Dungeons & Dragons, ages 12 and up
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, February 21st
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Ages 12 and up. Join fellow adventurers to explore magical worlds, take on challenges, and become heroes. Sarah will be running short games to give new or experienced players a taste of the game. Registration required.

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  4. Library Trustees

Saturday, February 23rd

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, February 23rd
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, February 23rd
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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Sunday, February 24th

  1. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, February 24th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

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  2. Minecraft Miner Day
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Sunday, February 24th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • New Schedule: Every Fourth Sunday of the month starting January 28, 2018! Explore the Library’s Minecraft world created by our volunteer “tech teens!.” We’ll begin with a session just for beginners at 1:00 PM, then everyone can join in starting at 2:00 PM. If you’ve created your own Minecraft world, bring it along to show others on our big screen! Computers will be available, or you can bring your own laptop. No sign up is needed—just drop in! Please remember that children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.     

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Monday, February 25th

  1. Teen Writers Group
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End date: Monday, February 25th
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • The Scarborough Teen Writers Group (STWG) for grades 6-12 is offered in collaboration with Portland Writers Group Maine (PWGM). Teen writers will have the chance to receive feedback on their work and comment on others’ writing. All genres are welcome, including fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, and nonfiction. Each workshop will include a short session about topics such as point of view, voice, characterization, and critiquing skills. Gatherings are held the fourth Monday of each month from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

      To register, email Renee at writerwrenee@gmail.com, or you can email kids@scarboroughlibrary.org or call the Library at 883-4723 option 3.

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  2. Minecraft Parent Info Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Monday, February 25th
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • We offer a monthly Minecraft Miner Day the first Sunday of each month from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The next date is February 24! We will also offer a Minecraft info session targeted to parents of 3rd through 5th graders the following Monday. Tom will introduce pros and cons of playing Minecraft, highlight our library's Minecraft services, and offer suggestions on how parents can manage a child's access to the game using their home router or complementary home networking management device like Disney's Circle. Get more info and register here

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Tuesday, February 26th

  1. Baby Lapsit
  2. Rhymin' Time Story Time
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Tuesday, February 26th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • Nursery rhymes, movement activities, songs, finger play with Marilyn. Every Tuesday - Rhymin' Time Story Time Meeting Room 10:30 AM Ages 18 months to 3 years with an adultLearn More

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  3. Genealogy Group Feb Date Change
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, February 26th
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Date Change to Tuesday this month only! Roots. Branches. Shoots. You may think we’re talking about trees – and in a way, we are. We’re talking about family trees! A new Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group will be offered the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting October 23, 2017. Whether you are just starting to explore your heritage or well into the process, this monthly “drop in” gathering will introduce you to vetted resources for ancestral research.

      The group will be facilitated by Don Taylor, a retired Information Technology Security Specialist who became interested in Genealogy in the 1970s. Since 2005, Don has focused on genealogical research, specializing in Internet research and genetic genealogy. He is a member of the Maine Genealogical Society (MGS), New England Historic Genealogical Society, and is on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Historical Society (SHS) where he helps others research their Scarborough roots. Don also manages a personal genealogy blog.

      Join us and start exploring your family tree; it’s free to attend! FMI, contact Adult Reference at 883-4723 option 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org

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Wednesday, February 27th

  1. Teen Book Club
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End date: Wednesday, February 27th
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Come read and talk about books that you choose and do fun book-related activities: skits, games, reader's theater, video--whatever! For students in Grades 6 and up.
      For more information, contact Youth Services (207)883-4723, option 3 or email: kids@scarboroughlibrary.org

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  2. Crash Course in Online Learning
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, February 27th
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • FREE access to self-directed, high quality learning is at your fingertips using Lynda.com®, LearningExpress™, and Pronunciator©...and all you need is your Scarborough Public Library card! Catherine will review how to create accounts, track your progress—and in many cases earn certificates of learning along the way. Increase your job performance and marketability. Take up a new hobby. Learn a new language. The possibilities are endless! To register, call 883-4723 opt. 4, or email askSPL@scarboroughlibrary.org.

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Thursday, February 28th

  1. Thursday Family Story Time

Saturday, March 2nd

  1. Knitting Group
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, March 2nd
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP
      EVERY SATURDAY FROM 10:00 AM TO NOON
      LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM

      Whether you’ve been knitting for decades or days, join the Library's Knitting Group in the Conference Room (located near the public computers). Bring knitting needles, yarn, patterns...whatever you have. FMI call 883-4723 option 4.

      LEARN MORE

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  2. Saturday Story Time
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, March 2nd
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join Sarah for a mix of stories and songs. All ages with an adult.

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